Missoula Veterinary Dentistry and Oral Surgery is a state-of-the-art outpatient facility for advanced dental and oral care for animal companions. Dr. Kate Block is a board certified veterinary dentist ™ and oral surgeon proud to serve Missoula since 2022. Both Dr. Block and Dr. Felz live and work locally in Missoula, Montana and serve patients from Montana, Idaho, Washington, Wyoming and Canada.
Dr. Kate Block is a board-certified veterinary dentistTM specializing in advanced dentistry and oral surgery for companion animals. She received her undergraduate degree in 2004 from Yale University and her veterinary degree in 2010 from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. Originally from northwest Ohio, Dr. Block has spent over a decade serving communities of the Pacific and Inland Northwest, joining us most recently from Boise, Idaho.
Dr. Block worked for several years as a large animal and companion animal general practitioner in Oregon. In search of advanced education and training in oral disease and pain management, Dr. Block was selected for a flagship residency program in Portland, Oregon. Upon successful completion of three years of rigorous training and qualifying and certifying examinations, Dr. Block received her specialty board certification in 2017. She has since provided compassionate oral care in busy multi-specialty practices in Oregon, Minnesota and Idaho. She is thrilled to join the MPDOS family and to finally call Missoula her home.
Dr. Block has been awarded the AVDC Presidential Medal for Stewardship and the Virbac Up and Coming Award for her service to the American Veterinary Dental CollegeTM. She continues to serve on several committees for the ADVC, including leadership roles with the Board of Directors, the residency program administration committee, the examination committee and the maintenance of certification committee.
Dr. Block also loves to teach veterinarians, technicians and students who want to improve the dental care they offer their patients. In addition to authoring multiple peer-reviewed publications, Dr. Block has enjoyed opportunities at Oregon State University, the University of Minnesota, the NAVC Institute, AVMA Convention and many other meetings to train students, technicians and veterinarians in the art and science of comprehensive oral health.
In her free time, Dr. Block enjoys travel, cooking, SCUBA diving, fly fishing, rafting and other ways to enjoy water with her family and German Wirehaired Pointer, Juno.
Dr. Charles Felz grew up in Colorado, and from a very early age he knew he wanted to be a veterinarian. He started working as a kennel assistant at Fremont Veterinary Hospital in Canon City Colorado at 14 and continued working there through high school. The owner, Dr. Ron Smith, was a major influence for Dr. Felz. He credits Dr. Smith with teaching him to be a caring and compassionate Veterinarian who serves both his clients and his patients. After high school Dr. Felz completed his undergraduate studies at Colorado State University before accepting admission to Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine where he spent 4 rigorous years training to be a doctor and ultimately earning his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2008. After graduation Dr. Felz practiced small animal medicine back home in Colorado.
In 2009 Dr. Felz was chosen for a prestigious academic internship at Iowa State University-College of Veterinary Medicine. During the 12-month internship Dr. Felz worked at the Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center at Iowa State University where he gained specialized skills in small animal internal medicine, surgery, and emergency medicine. After completing the internship Dr. Felz started a residency in Veterinary Anesthesia and Pain Management again at Iowa State University. During his residency training Dr. Felz gained advanced training in anesthesia and pain management, solidifying his belief that all patients undergoing an anesthetic procedure should be administered the safest possible medications and monitored while anesthetized with the most state of the art equipment possible.
In 2011 Dr. Felz founded Somerset Veterinary Hospital in Ames, Iowa. The practice would go on to be very successful and win several awards including Best Veterinarian in Story County for 6 straight years, every year in which Dr. Felz owned the practice. Despite owning a successful practice, Dr. Felz wanted more then anything to raise his children in the mountains, so in 2017 he sold his practice and moved his family back west settling in Missoula, Montana and serving the community of Missoula as a Veterinarian at Missoula Veterinary Clinic. In 2023 Dr. Felz completed a rigorous dentistry and oral surgery residency training program with Dr. Tony Woodward at Montana Pet Dentistry and Oral Surgery in Bozeman, and now dedicates his time to providing excellent patient care in Missoula.
When not caring for patients, Dr. Felz loves to spend time with his family, hike, travel, and is an avid wildlife photographer.
Dr. Martin Kennedy is a Board-Certified Veterinary Anesthesiologist™ at Missoula Veterinary Dentistry & Oral Surgery team. Dr. Kennedy’s educational journey began at Cornell University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering. He then pursued his passion for animal care by obtaining a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the prestigious University of Wisconsin.
To further enhance his expertise, Dr. Kennedy completed a rigorous residency program specializing in Anesthesia & Pain Management at the University of Wisconsin. He also gained invaluable experience during a rotating internship at the University of Minnesota. Prior to joining, Missoula Veterinary Dentistry & Oral Surgery, Dr. Kennedy served as the head of the anesthesia service at a renowned referral practice in Cincinnati until December 2019. Following this, he worked as an associate professor of anesthesia & pain medicine at the University of Minnesota.
Dr. Kennedy’s professional interests span a wide range of anesthesia-related topics, including total intravenous anesthesia (TIVA), high-risk patient management, and multimodal pain control. He finds great fulfillment in mentoring aspiring anesthesiologists and sharing his vast knowledge and experience with them. With his exceptional skills and dedication to his field, Dr. Kennedy is committed to providing exceptional care to every patient at Missoula Veterinary Dentistry & Oral Surgery.